Full Presence Mindfulness

Discover a life without limits.

Mindfulness training online and in-person


Full presence mindfulness takes you beyond the self.
It opens the door to a world of wonder – a new outlook on life.
Because there’s more to life than self-improvement.
Mindfulness training can be valuable for treating many difficulties in our stressed-out society, including anxiety, tension, and depression. It can also help people find more joy and appreciation in the simple, daily activities that make up our lives.


Yet mindfulness has the potential to offer much more. Through being fully present, we can activate a new vision of what it means to be alive. It’s not just about having different experiences; it’s about experiencing differently. When we live experience fully, we find meaning and deep satisfaction.


By activating the FPM vision, you learn how to open up your own possibilities. This shift happens easily and naturally, and you can learn the basics in a single 8-week training. By simply attuning to what is going on in each moment—starting with breathing, hearing, and seeing—you lay the foundation for a new way of being.

Why practice Full Presence Mindfulness?

Because experience is not what we think it is.


We live in our bodies and know through our senses. We think and feel, act on our values, and build relationships. We tell stories to ourselves and to others, and we make sense of the world from moment to moment.


Full Presence Mindfulness invites us to explore and transform all these dimensions of our experience, opening gateways into a world without boundaries or limitations.

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The core 8-week Full-Presence Training (Module 1) is offered each Fall and Spring in Berkeley and online.

Retreat in Neu Plaue, Germany


Part I: August 24-28, 2019
Part II: August 28-30, 2019

Taught by Jack Petranker.

6-week Full Presence Mindfulness Course

Schedule: Spring 2019

Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

May 14 – June 25, 2019


Mangalam Center
2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704


$120 USD

Taught by Jack Petranker.


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What are the benefits?
Mindfulness practitioners report a wide-range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, greater ability to concentrate and to deal with negative situations, and more control over negative thoughts. There have been many studies showing the positive benefits of mindfulness practice. FPM is designed to offer those same benefits, but the main focus is on giving you the tools to deepen your understanding of who you are. 

Is this course based on Buddhism?
No it’s not. The inspiration for the course is an approach developed for the modern mind by a Tibetan lama, Tarthang Tulku. However, that approach is not Buddhist. There are no religious elements in any of the practices and no set of beliefs or dogmas. FPM is all about free and open inquiry.
Can I take this course even if I haven’t taken another mindfulness course?
Yes. It can actually be helpful to start with no preconceptions, but be ready to apply yourself more at the beginning of the course.

Will there be readings?
There are no reading assignments. The only homework is experiential. Suggested further readings will be made available at the end of the course.

What is your refund policy?
You will be refunded in full if you cancel after the first class session. If you cancel after the second or third class session, your refund will be prorated. You will not receive a refund if you cancel after the fourth class session.
How do I access the online program?
Classes are conducted via live video on Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with a link and further instructions a few days prior to the start of the program. Most participants join by video on their computer, tablet, or smartphone, but there is also a dial-in number.

Do I have to attend the online program live, or can I follow the recordings?
The sessions are recorded and are available to the participants each week, usually within 2-3 days, and they stay up indefinitely to access again and again. That said, the real-time interaction is beneficial, so attending the classes as they are happening would enrich the experience. But many people choose to simply follow the recordings.

Do I have to sit in a meditation posture, or on a cushion? Will there be yoga practices?
No particular sitting style is required. Most of us will sit in chairs. There will be a few very simple, non-stressful movement practices, but no yoga.


Week 1

What it Means to Be Fully Present

Week 5

The Self as a Story

Week 2

The Many Dimensions of Experience

Week 6

Releasing Thoughts and Emotions

Week 3

Relaxing into the Field

Week 7

Activating the Dynamic of Intention

Week 4

The Stories We Inhabit

Week 8

The Source of Meaning


FPM grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. In 1997, he presented a new vision of reality, known as the Time Space Knowledge Vision. As he wrote, its goal was “the liberation of the modern mind.” Secular and highly experiential, it has been developed in six books and countless courses, retreats, and programs.

Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku, developed Full Presence Mindfulness starting in 2014. He sees it as a way of introducing into the modern mindfulness movement a far-reaching, non-dual understanding that can be put into practice in every moment. Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, and explorations in consciousness. In addition to teaching FPM, Jack is a practicing Buddhist and meditation teacher, as well as a lawyer. He holds degrees from Stanford, Yale, and the University of California, Berkeley.


Center for Creative Inquiry
2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 809-1541